Brent pays tribute on Remembrance Sunday

11 November 2019

A record number of Brent residents paid their respects to the fallen at the Borough Civic Remembrance Service on Sunday.

At the service in Barham Park, Wembley, the Mayor of Brent, Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi, led tributes to all those in the borough and beyond who gave their lives in the World Wars and other conflicts.

The Army, Navy and Air Force Cadets, Police Cadets, St John’s Ambulance, and Sea Cadets paraded to the park’s War Memorial.

Father Andrew Teather led the service, and the winners of the Deputy Lieutenant’s Prize Essay Competition 2019 also read out their winning compositions.

Among those to lay wreaths included the Deputy Lieutenant, Ms Mei Sim Lai OBE, the Mayor of Brent, Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi, Ms Geraldine Cook from the British Legion, Mr Stanley Fox from the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women, Mr Dev Limbu from the British Gurka Nepalese Association and Carolyn Downs, Brent Council’s Chief Executive.

The Mayor of Brent said, “It is an honour to come together to remember those who bravely served and gave their lives. We shall not forget them.”

Mayor of Brent lays a wreath